Cocktails For Easter Brunch, Part Two: Southern Comfort Caramel A Sidewinder

Interested in a buttered popcorn flavored cocktail?

That’s the first impression we get when combining newcomer Southern Comfort Caramel with Sprite over ice. Weirdly compelling salty sweetness. More savory than you would imagine. A sidewinder of a spirit that is not at all expected.

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For those unaware, Southern Comfort is an American whiskey-flavored liqueur first developed in 1874 by a New Orleans bartender.

One of the most significant new features to this new package is the unique icon on the neck and label proudly owning Southern Comfort’s position as a “category of one.” The new bottle shape draws from the brand’s heritage and wears the same fluted shoulders that drinkers recognize from previous entries. Caramel Comfort and the new Southern Comfort packaging are hitting shelves in the US beginning in early March. Caramel Comfort has a suggested retail price of $16.99 for a 55 Proof 750ml bottle.

Southern Comfort - Caramel Comfort Hi ResThe flavor of the moment is Caramel and Southern Comfort jumped on this trend with both feet, introducing Caramel Comfort as a new  flavored spirit that can be served in a variety of ways (including mixed with Sprite) for a refreshing, simple cocktail.

Monsters and Critics paired Southern Comfort Caramel with a classic salt-rimmed margarita and poured a shot “float style” on top. It was excellent. The lime and salt are terrific accompaniments to the butter caramel sweetness in this liqueur. Try it:

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photo by April Neale for M&C 2015

 

•2 ounces Reposado tequila
•1/2 ounce Southern Comfort Caramel as a float
•2 ounces fresh lime juice

Rim a margarita glass with salt. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in all the ingredients. Shake well until chilled, and strain the mixture into the glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

Southern Comfort supplied us with great Spring Break and Summer cocktail recipes for you to try out!

Tall Drinks

Cinnamon Comfort

  • 1 oz Caramel Comfort
  • ½ oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire
  • 4 ½ oz Coke

Comfort Chata

  • 1 oz Caramel Comfort
  • 2 oz Rum Chata

Candy Apple

  • 1 ½ oz Caramel Comfort
  • 2 oz apple juice
  • 2 oz Sprite

Caramel Russian

  • 1 oz Caramel Comfort
  • ½ oz crème de cocoa
  • 3 oz half and half
  • Garnish with a cherry

Caramel Georgia Line

  • 1 oz Caramel Comfort
  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz sour mix
  • 2 oz Sprite

Island Inspiration

  • 1 ½ oz Caramel Comfort
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz sour
  • 1 oz Sprite

Shots:
The Original
1 ½ oz Caramel Comfort chilled

Choco-cabra
¾ oz Caramel Comfort
½ oz Kahlua
½ oz crème de cocoa

Additional Uses:
Looking to sweeten up dessert? Drizzle Caramel Comfort over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, brownies or other sweet treats.

 

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